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Blue Raider girls basketball team drops two in Hershey Holiday Tournament

Posted 1/3/18

The Blue Raiders girls basketball team stands at 4-4 on the season after splitting a pair of games last week and having Saturday’s contest vs. Lower Dauphin postponed.

The team lost 52-30 on …

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Blue Raider girls basketball team drops two in Hershey Holiday Tournament

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The Blue Raiders girls basketball team stands at 4-4 on the season after splitting a pair of games last week and having Saturday’s contest vs. Lower Dauphin postponed.

The team lost 52-30 on Wednesday, Dec. 27, in the Hershey Holiday Tournament, then lost 49-46 to Gettysburg on Thursday, Dec. 28.

Lampeter-Strasburg held the Blue Raiders to their lowest offensive output of the season, with Kate Fitzpatrick the only player in double digits with 10 points. She added 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Middletown failed to score more than 8 points in any quarter, falling behind 15-8 after the first quarter and 29-16 at half.

It was more of the same in the third quarter, with the Pioneers outscoring Middletown 13-8 for a 42-24 lead heading into the fourth. Lampeter-Strasburg won that quarter as well, 10-6.

Makaila Nester added 8 points, Morgan Noon had 6, Joci Koser 4 and Ayanna Reeves 2 to round out the scoring.

In the Gettysburg game, it was Nester who led the way, scoring a season-high 21 points. Fitzpatrick and Jae Keller added 11, with Koser chipping in 3. Nester also had six rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Fitzpatrick, Tiana Noon and Morgan Noon also had 6 rebounds.

Middletown led after the first quarter, 15-13, and at halftime, 24-20. But the Warriors got within one after three quarters at 32-31 and an 18-14 edge in the fourth quarter provided the winning margin.

The Blue Raiders played host to Camp Hill on Tuesday before traveling to Donegal on Thursday and Trinity on Friday. They will play host to West Perry on Tuesday, Jan. 9.